Consumer Guide to Disclosure Rights: Making the Most of your Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits

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This educational course is based on the SAMHSA publication: Consumer Guide to Disclosure Rights: Making the Most of your Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits. This publication provides an overview of federal disclosure laws affecting private-sector, employer sponsored group health plans and health insurers. Many people who are seeking treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders often worry about disclosure in regards to health insurance and coverage. This course can help providers better understand benefits for individuals seeking treatment and how to link them to available options. This education covers the Case management skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand consumer rights under The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act;
  2. Identify consumers rights to treatment and documentation through insurance providers.

 

 

 

AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Consumer Guide to Disclosure Rights: Making the Most of your Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits. HHS Publication No. (SMA)16-4992, Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; 2016.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C